June 10, 10:00 am
This large and uncommon shorebird was reported on ONTBIRDS. Being only 5 minutes from my house, I had to follow up.
There was a fairly large pond (puddle) which was easy to scope. It seemed to be full of Mallards, then I saw the lone Brant. It took another birder to alert me that there was a much smaller pond in front, almost totally obscured by long grass. Sure enough, the Marbled Godwit was there along with two Black-bellied Plovers in breeding plumage, a Dunlin and some Semi-palmated Sandpipers.
I needed to get up higher, so returned home to come back with a step ladder. This worked to give better views, but I was not able to use the scope effectively.